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Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Well yesterday I finally got to see the doctor. emoticon
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He had been out of town for awhile.
I told him I couldn't get an answer on my other knee replacement and wondered if he called would they give him an answer. His head nurse said she would call and let me know if they had set a date. Hope they don't do her like they do me but they will at least try for me.
I told him I had lowered my diuretics and he asked why I did it on my own.
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My answer was, I was weak and wanted to sleep all of the time and YOU were out of town. He looked taken aback and didn't say anymore.
With this doctor I have to watch my medications, their side effects and what it does to me. I don't want to get worse, I want to get better. emoticon
He finally asked me how old I was. I said 48 which means I am 84.
He said you look good for 84 and are in good health for 84 so I am pretty and also pretty good health wise according to him. emoticon
It does something for you to keep yourself looking nice even maybe you don't feel so young inside you can feel young anyway. I bask in the compliments. Shame on me.
Then he told me he does take more days off because the insurance is driving him mad. Insurance is requiring more and more paper work. I said how old are you emoticon
He said 54. I said you are a young man you should be able to do it.
He said a lot of doctor's are changing their professions for others just because of the insurance.
When I was 54 I lived in Old Mexico. Travelled a lot by myself and taught in Bible Schools and built churches. emoticon
You either have the calling or you don't.
Anyway I was so happy for the good report. I'm feeling mighty fine today and hope all of you are also. If you believe in prayer pray and I have a lot of prayer buddies on SPARK also. We can spark mail each other or e-mail each other with our needs and God is always there.
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NIGHTSKYSTAR 9/14/2013 9:01PM

    Great news!! Prayers coming!

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PICKIE98 9/8/2013 10:03AM

    That lasix really does make you drowsy. I also stopped taking my morning dose, just so I could work,, I am back on it now, but my doc is understanding and tries to adjust for my lifestyle.

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NANA-B-FITZ 9/7/2013 1:24PM

    Glad to hear about the good doctor report. Good for you for speaking up. If it were me I would change doctors doestn't sound like he cares too much. emoticon .

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LMMIMI 9/5/2013 5:33PM

    Irene, I applaud you for sticking up for your self with that doctor. With the attitude he has, it might be well that he leaves the profession. Hopefully you can get some answers regarding your knee surgery and then you really need to find a more caring and compassionate doctor who really cares for his patients. emoticon

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MRSJERRYBUSH 9/5/2013 10:19AM

    Yay, Sparkfriend!! Yay Irene!! emoticon emoticon

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PURPLELVR7 9/5/2013 6:53AM

    great blog
being a dr. should be a calling but insurance is a real pain.
I am dealing with it in trying to find a doctor that is covered by my insurance for my surgery. I believe I am making headway.

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MAMISHELI53 9/5/2013 6:30AM

    My late DH was an RN and while he loved nursing, he abhorred all the paperwork they had to do.
I think it should be added to the unavoidable things - death, taxes, and now paperwork.
Glad you're doing well! Blessings!

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LKWQUILTER 9/5/2013 6:22AM

    What a good report. I think some doctors need talking to too. Some forget that we are humans and have some intelligence. Glad you had the last word with him too. Now if someone will light a fire under the knee surgeon so that can be done soon. Have a great day Irene, and will continue to pray for you. Thanks for all your prayers too. ((HUGS))

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LIVELYGIRL2 9/5/2013 1:18AM

  sounds like the rest of the stuff is good.

Don't apologize for scooping up a complement. They are rare with all the business. emoticon

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MOM4407 9/4/2013 7:37PM

    Happy for you.
You are a beautiful woman and you deserve the have good things happening to you.

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CVRONEK 9/4/2013 7:33PM

    Oh, Irene, I loved this blog!

Especially the part about what you said to the Dr.! emoticon You are sharp as a tack and so good.
He can learn a lot from you, if he is open minded, enough.

Perhaps if he prays about the insurance thing, instead of complaining?

As I said the other day. You are beautiful and classy, rolled into one. emoticon
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CUSH1932 9/4/2013 5:47PM

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 9/4/2013 4:14PM

    Hi Irene! I am praying for you and that you get your surgery answer very soon.

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 9/4/2013 3:11PM

  this is so good to hear we have to be advocates for ourselves

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BAMAJAM 9/4/2013 2:03PM

  Hi Irene--- I hope that you find the right answers soon! It can be very exhausting.

Good for you---receiving those compliments, Irene--because you deserve them!

Praying for your improved health, and sending hugs!

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BLPRETTYGIRL1 9/4/2013 12:55PM

    Amen to Sparks. Hope you get your appointment for your surgery soon. emoticon

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YELLOW09RED 9/4/2013 11:40AM

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I'm so happy reading your blog.
It's great that you and the doc. talk to each other. My doc. is the same way with me.
Hope you hear soon about the knee operation day.
God bless you

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L*I*T*A* 9/4/2013 11:32AM

    so glad you saw your dr...........
hoping you get oyur date soon.........
blessings and hugs......lita

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SHIRLA7 9/4/2013 11:12AM

    So glad that you finally got in to see the Dr. and hopefully will get some answers about your knee surgery soon. It's a shame that insurance companies are putting so much pressure on Drs. Good for you for speaking up and monitoring your medications!
Keep doing what you're doing, you do look good!

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MOM2GEO_JR 9/4/2013 10:40AM

    Thanks Irene for the update. I pray that you get an answer soon on your other knee. I know you are enterested in getting it done. You will continue to be in my prayers.


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MADEIT3 9/4/2013 10:36AM

    Sounds like your doctor is considering leaving the profession. Maybe time to look around for a different doctor? One with a calling and who is committed to his patients? But glad you saw him and glad you're going to hear about your knee soon.

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CAROLYN0107 9/4/2013 10:31AM

    Irene, I'm so glad you got to see your doctor and I pray his office will get an answer from your knee surgeons office about your surgery date. I'm glad you had a good check up.

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SANDRALEET 9/4/2013 10:22AM

    Yes when we build a strong foundation we can with God go trough the hard and good things That is life We are in the last stag of life Can be the best stag Learned a lot from God

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SUNSHINEGB 9/4/2013 10:21AM

    Thank you for the update Irene and I loved your answer to your doctor . . . the 'young whippersnapper', lol.

I'm glad you're feeling good and now if only you'd get the date for your other knee replacement, you'd be all set.

Prayers are powerful and you know you are in my prayers!

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NIKKILYNNG 9/4/2013 10:17AM

    congratulations. I hope you hear about your knee very soon. Best wishes to you!

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